How to get from Bristol to Dorset

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Recommended option

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. National Express

$13 - $17

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 21 min

$48 - $83

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. 67.6 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The distance between Bristol and Dorset is 81 km. The road distance is 108 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Dorset is to bus which costs £10 - £13 and takes 3 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Bristol to Dorset is to drive which takes 1 h 33 min and costs £10 - £16.

No, there is no direct bus from Bristol to Dorset. However, there are services departing from Bristol and arriving at Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights via Dorchester, South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Bristol to Dorset, including transfers.

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Dorset, England?

National Express operates a bus from Bristol to Dorset once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, Great Western Railway operates a train from Bristol to Dorset every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 9 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Dorchester West
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Bus operators

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